Original Air Date: Week of April 1
When a gust of wind blew the storm door off this family's home, they wrote to "Ask This Old House" for help. General contractor Tom Silva answered the call, showing them how to repair the damaged jamb and install a new storm door. Back in the loft, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to identify unfamiliar objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then Roger helps Kevin choose the right garden tools for his spring cleanup.
Repairing a Door Jamb and Installing a Storm Door
When these homeowners returned from a Florida vacation, they discovered the wind had ripped their storm door from its hinges, taking a piece of the wooden door jamb with it.Where to Find It
Tom used Titebond II water-resistant exterior wood glue to reattach the broken pieces of the door jamb. The glue is manufactured by:
To fill in the remaining gaps on the jamb, Tom used Bondo auto body filler, available at most hardware stores, home centers, and auto parts stores. It is manufactured by:Bondo Corporation
The new storm door was a "self-storing" model in which the glass and screen panels slide up and down and remain in the door when not in use. The homeowners purchased the new door at a local home center.What Is It?
Tom, Roger, Richard, and Kevin examined an unusual item and tried to guess how it's used.Where to Find It
Kevin presented a saucer-shaped Roswell paint mixer, item #810. It is manufactured by:LDA Inc.
8228 South 192nd Street
Kent, WA 98032-1195
The paint mixer was purchased from:Phillips Fine Paint & Wallcoverings
95 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742
Tom demonstrated a gutter nail driver, manufactured by:Malco Products, Inc.Selecting Garden Tools
Roger and Kevin went to a home center to find the basic garden tools for Kevin's spring cleanup.Where to Find It
All of these tools are available from:The Home Depot
Many of these tools are manufactured by:Ames True Temper